Earth Day Week climate conference, April 20-25, 2020

Tuesday

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April

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Circular economy and consumption

 

Earth Day Week 2020. The public, free, online, no-fly climate conference.

Tuesday

,

April

21

:

Circular economy and consumption

 

"We cannot ask others to do what we have not done ourselves." Christiana Figueres

Earth Day Week climate conference, April 20-25, 2020

Tuesday

  ,

April

21

:

Circular economy and consumption

 

"We cannot ask others to do what we have not done ourselves." Christiana Figueres

April 21: Circular economy and consumption

In the developed world, consumption-based emissions make up a huge part of the total footprint. The Anthropocene is inextricably linked to ideals of material affluence and production and distribution models in the globalized economy. How do we remake our economies so that we do not overstep planetary boundaries? How do we scale solutions for sustainable production and consumption? Join us on April 21 for answers.

15:00 CEST /  9:00 am EST – Stockholm studio

Opening remarks from hosts Ingmar Rentzhog, We Don’t Have Time, Johan Falk, Exponential Roadmap, and Nick Nuttall, Earth Day Network

Introduction Keynote – Circular economy and consumption
by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

Solutions in Circular economy and consumption – Part I

  1. Daniel Wentz, VP Software Product, Electrolux 
  2. Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Signify 
  3. Eva Karlsson, CEO, Houdini Sportswear
  4. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University


Doers & Thinkers – Part I

16:00 CEST / 10:00 am EST - Washington D.C. studio
With host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, US representative We Don’t Have Time

16:45 CEST / 10:45 am EST  – Stockholm studio

Keynote  - “Halving humanity’s ecological footprint by 2030 and what citizens, businesses and government can do to expedite the process”
by Carina Borgström-Hansson, Senior Advisor, Footprint and Cities, WWF


Solutions in Circular economy and consumption – Part II


Doers & Thinkers – Part II


Concluding Keynote – “Global fashion is unsustainable. Meet our response: Fashion Revolution”
by Orsola de Castro,
Founder and Creative Director, Fashion Revolution 

Doers & Thinkers Extra session
Moa Berglund and Agata Puciato, Reunite the Future


18:00 CEST /  12:00 noon EST  – Closing remarks

Closing remarks from hosts Ingmar Rentzhog, We Don’t Have Time, Johan Falk, Exponential Roadmap, and Nick Nuttall, Earth Day Network

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Speakers

Christiana Figueres

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CR
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Partner at Global Optimism, Former Executive Secretary of UNFCCC responsible for the Paris Agreement

Christiana Figueres is an internationally recognized leader on climate change. She was executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016. There Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions and NGOs to jointly deliver the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. She is the co-founder of Global Optimism, co-host of the podcast “Outrage & Optimism” and is the co-author of the recently published book, “The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis.”

Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs

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US
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Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, UN SDG Advocate, and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

Jeffrey is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. A recent survey by The Economist ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade.

Isabella Palmgren

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SE
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CEO and Founder, Mimbly

During her MSc at Chalmers University in Gothenburg in 2017, Isabella founded Mimbly, which innovates sustainable laundry products and has created the Mimbox, an add-on water recycling system for laundry machines that recycles water, saves energy, and captures microplastics.

Mhairi McClymont

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AU
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Content Strategist, Good On You

Mhairi is a Sydney-based communications specialist and part of the team behind the Good On You app, which rates 1000s of clothing brands for their impact on the environment, human rights and animal rights. A former journalist (BBC/ABC), Mhairi has worked in the climate movement since 2015 and has been involved in high profile campaigns against Australian coal mines, and promoting renewable energy. Mhairi is interested in the ability of ordinary people to use their purchasing power to compel corporations to act to protect the environment.

Pär Larshans

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SE
)
Chief Sustainability Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs Officer, Ragn-Sells

Pär is an award winner in communication, social sustainability, and intrapreneurship, listed multiple times by Trust Across America as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust. He is the current appointed expert for setting environmental targets for sea and coastal regions in Sweden and for the coalition group for climate-neutral Swedish industry by 2045.

Daniel Wentz

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SE
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VP Software Product, Electrolux

Native internet geek, Engineer, Product Manager, Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur. Using Software and Data to drive change for the better. Proud father of: https://purei9.electrolux.se/. By changing unit of consumption from the hardware to the outcome, at the same time as applying a circular aspect, we create more value from less resources used to the benefit for both end-users, the company and our planet.

Eva Karlsson

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SE
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CEO, Houdini Sportswear

Houdini Sportswear is a progressive and rapidly growing Swedish outdoor brand and a trailblazer in corporate responsibility. Since 2001, Eva together with a team of likeminded, have been redesigning business to become a force for good, providing state-of-the-art circular products, offering product-as-a-service solutions and building a co-creative community to reconnect to nature. Rather than focusing on Houdini's outstanding track record in sustainable development, Eva emphasizes the journey ahead and the untapped opportunities and abundant value in designing attractive and regenerative lifestyle solutions.

Khadija Khokhar

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US
)
Youth Organizer, Co-founder, Zero Hour DC

Khadija is the co-founder of Zero Hour DC, a youth-led, intersectional environmental organization. She is a freshman at the George Washington University studying international affairs and has been a key organizer in the global youth climate strikes. Khadija began her organizing from her home state, Michigan, where she organized the University of Michigan's divestment team.

Carina Borgström Hansson

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SE
)
Senior Advisor, Footprint and Cities, WWF

Carina has highlighted consumption, urbanization and humanity’s growing ecological footprint in WWF strategies as well as in WWF’s biannual publication Living Planet Report. In 2011 she initiated a WWF initiative with a focus on the role of cities in driving the transition towards a future in which we can all live well within the capacity of our one living planet. In her role as a senior advisor to WWF’s global cities program she focuses on how the urban context can mobilize multiple actors to take action to halve emissions each decade while improving health and life quality. Carina is a co-author of the Exponential Roadmap.

Kilian Kaminski

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AT
)
Founder and CEO, refurbed

Prior to founding refurbed, Kilian was head of the Amazon Certified Refurbished program at Amazon Germany. Before that he studied communication and business administration in Hamburg, Shanghai, and London. He originally comes from Hamburg and lived and worked in Munich for several years. In 2019 Kilian was selected by Forbes Magazine for the “Forbes 30 under 30 List in Europe”.

Alexandra Davidsson

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SE
)
Secretary General, The Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption

Alexandra heads the Swedish Association of Responsible Consumption, a non-profit working to raise awareness of how consumers can make more sustainable and circular choices. Responsible Consumption also organizes the global circular campaign #whitemonday, which Alexandra will be speaking about.

Sherri Goodman

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US
)
Senior Strategist, Center for Climate & Security Senior Strategist

Mother of Climate Security; Founder of CNA Military Advisory Board; Coined phrased "threat Multiplier"; First Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security); Secretary General of International MIlitary Council on Climate & Security;

Julia Pyper

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US
)
Reporter/Producer, Political Climate

Julia Pyper is a contributing editor at Greentech Media where she covers the global clean energy transition. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, as well as the host and producer of Political Climate, a bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental issues in America and around the world, presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Julia previously covered climate policy for E&E News in Washington, DC, and has conducted reporting projects in Haiti, India, Israel, Germany and beyond. Her writing has also been published in Scientific American and The New York Times.

Harry Verhaar

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NL
)
Head of Global Public & Government Affairs

Harry is passionate about driving the global transition to a sustainable and carbon-neutral society, from a linear - consumption driven - towards a circular - quality of life driven - society. Such a transition is not only the only feasible pathway for the upcoming 9+ billion people on this planet, but moreover is the smartest way forward that will lead to economic growth, widespread ecological benefits as well as to improvements in social well-being and inclusion. "Politics today is very much about agreeing what to do, whereas I believe it should be much more about doing what was agreed, says Mr Verhaar.

Prof. Kevin Noone

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SE
)
Department of Environmental Science, Stockholm University

Professor Noone work on issues of climate, sustainability and community science. Kevin likes to try to make connections between groups that may not normally interact - and in doing so decrease the distance between science and decision support.

Jansikwe Medina-Tayac

 (
US
)
Co Founder of Zero Hour DC

Jansikw is 18 years old and the co founder of Zero Hour’s DC Chapter. She is a young Piscataway Indian and Latina activist bringing attention to the intersectionality of native sovereignty, race, gender, and the environment. Jansi and her friend, Hemakshi Gordy, won first prize in the CSPAN StudentCam competition for their film “No Trespassing: Seeking Justice for Native Women”. They recently submitted another film titled, “In the Shadow of the Capitol”, about the impact of environmental racism.

Markus Terho

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FI
)
Director, Sustainable Everyday Life, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Markus Terho is a corporate responsibility veteran, with over two decades in the industry. He has held several notable positions, among them, as the global sustainability chief at Nokia. In his current role, at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, he leads the Sustainable Everyday Life program, that promotes the change towards a more sustainable life in two ways: by inspiring individuals to make sustainable choices in their everyday life and by helping companies develop competitive sustainable products and services.

Christian Møller-Holst

 (
DK
)
CEO & Founder, Goodwings

Serial entrepreneur with a passion for impact. Christian has 20 years of experience with all aspects of sustainability and CR having worked with human rights, anti-bribery practices and worksite health. Besides holding the title of CEO of Goodwings, Christian has a masters degree in Business and Philosophy, is an ex-army officer, father of three, and a life-long Vespa fanatic.

Moa Berglund

 (
SE
)
Student, Recycle Design - Upcycling, Co-founder, Reunite the Future

Moa has been engaged in environmental movements from a young age and always believing in the best of people. Exploring circular design and how we can reuse materials in a better way, right now at the course Recycle Design, to learn more about designing with sustainability and creativity in focus. She holds talks about slow fashion and upcycling to create discussions, awareness and inspire more people to be a part of the change.

Orsola de Castro

 (
UK
)
Founder & Creative Director, Fashion Revolution

Fashion RevolutionOrsola de Castro is an internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion. Her career started as a designer with the pioneering upcycling label From Somewhere, which she launched in 1997 until 2014. Her designer collaborations include collections and 4 best selling capsule collections. In 2006, she co-founded the British Fashion Council initiative Estethica at London Fashion Week, which she curated until 2014. In 2013, with Carry Somers, she founded Fashion Revolution, a global campaign with participation in over 70 countries around the world. Orsola is a regular keynote speaker and mentor, Associate Lecturer at UAL, as well as Central Saint Martins Visiting Fellow.

Agata Puciato

 (
SE
)
Student of Recycle Design, Co-founder of Reunite the Future

Agata is living life through adventure, connecting with people around the world. She finds the possible in the impossible, cycling from Alaska to Panama and learning from culture, people and nature, which inspired to study Recycle Design.

Hosts

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson

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SE

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Host, We Don't Have Time

Hosting this global broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer, and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television. She is also content director at A Sustainable Tomorrow.

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Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

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US

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Risk and behavioral scientist, US representative We Don't Have Time

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist. She is recognized as an expert communicator who helps household decision-makers better understand existing and emerging risks to be better prepared to thrive on a rapidly changing planet. From climate change, food and water insecurity and scarcity, social strife, over-population, and pandemics, Dr. Chakraborty is the go-to person to learn the truth about, implications of, and the solutions to the risks that threaten human security and well-being. Sweta is a board member and US representative for We Don´t Have Time.

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Nick Nuttall

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DE

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Director Strategic Communications, Earth Day Network

Hailing from the North of England, Nick supports Earth Day Network with a focus on international strategic communications and advice. Nick graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, with a Bachelor of Science. Previously with the Times Newspaper London, the U.N. Environment and the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nick was the Director of Communications and Spokesperson for the Paris Agreement of 2015. A passionate fan of English football team Burnley, Nick is also often seen warbling backing vocals at concerts for the German pop singer/songwriter Bernadette La Hengst.

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Together with Earth Day Network and Exponential Roadmap we invite you to join us for Earth Day Week, April 20–25, 2020. We’ll be broadcasting live talks and other daily shows from Washington DC, Stockholm and with speakers, thinkers and doers from all over the world.

For the third consecutive year we bring you a public, free, online, no-fly climate conference. The program features the brightest minds to discuss solutions to the most daring challenge humanity has ever faced: the climate crisis.

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Day by day program

"We know we have the finance to deliver the transition to sustainable development. Whether we achieve this is up to us.”
"We know we have the finance to deliver the transition to sustainable development. Whether we achieve this is up to us.”

Monday

April

 

20

15:00

 CEST / 

9:00 am

 EST 

Finance

"We cannot ask others to do what we have not done ourselves." Christiana Figueres
"We cannot ask others to do what we have not done ourselves." Christiana Figueres

Tuesday

April

 

21

15:00

 CEST / 

9:00 am

 EST 

Circular economy and consumption

"We live on a human-dominated planet, putting unprecedented pressure on the systems on Earth." Johan Rockström
"We live on a human-dominated planet, putting unprecedented pressure on the systems on Earth." Johan Rockström

Wednesday

April

 

22

15:00

 CEST / 

9:00 am

 EST 

Big ideas and education

"More than half of the world’s agricultural land is affected by degradation." Ibrahim Thiaw
"More than half of the world’s agricultural land is affected by degradation." Ibrahim Thiaw

Thursday

April

 

23

15:00

 CEST / 

9:00 am

 EST 

Food and agriculture

"Challenges are hidden opportunities." Jennifer Lenhart
"Challenges are hidden opportunities." Jennifer Lenhart

Friday

April

 

24

15:00

 CEST / 

9:00 am

 EST 

Local government, city development and transportation

Saturday

April

 

25

15:00

 CEST / 

9:00 am

 EST 

Climate Hackathon

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"2020 must be a Super Year for climate action. We’ll be showcasing the action, the solutions and the fact everyone has a part to play.”

– Nick Nuttal, Earth Day Network

"The immediate priority are to halve global emissions by 2030, by scaling  green solutions exponentially. We must reach a critical mass with the new compass direction to enable a virtuous circle of change. Then it is achievable."

– Johan Falk, Exponential Roadmap

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